At Festo's Pack Expo booth was a demonstration of how a Profibus fieldbus node can be connected to a safety network. This allows reliable communication to a pneumatic valve manifold, thus eliminating additional hardware.
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To increase small industrial controller flexibility and connect to a wide range of industrial Ethernet systems, the new CX8093 Embedded PC from Beckhoff is equipped with a PROFINET interface and the option to integrate a virtual device.
Smart controllers, skillful manipulation of Big Data, and people power—these are the three legs of the Industrial Internet stool as outlined by GE Intelligent Platforms. And what, pray tell, is this Industrial Internet?
At Pack Expo Las Vegas September 23-25, The Food Safety Resource Center's newest sponsor will present critical educational sessions on how advances in technology and software can contribute to food safety in manufacturing and packaging.
Rockwell Automation’s Allen-Bradley Stratix 5700 managed industrial Ethernet switch now includes an optional integrated hardware-based Network Address Translation (NAT) feature that allows high performance and simplified integration of IP-address mapping from a set of local, machine-level IP addresses to the end user¹s broader plant-process network.
Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) is what every manufacturer dreams of. Here’s how one manufacturer of plastic parts and components, from disposable packaging to high-end medical parts for MRI equipment, is using QRM to achieve significant lead-time reduction.
Shop floor data security was a topic at The Automation Conference held last month with security expert Eric Byres of Tofino Security sharing his experiences and the results of government studies on the topic.
MESA International (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) has announced the launch of a new program aimed at showing the business value of MES/MOM (Manufacturing Execution System/Manufacturing Operations Management) solutions to company executives considering such investments.